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Qualcomm Overview

San Diego, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (QCOM)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We’re looking for inventive minds to help fuel what’s next in 5G.

Qualcomm is the wireless technology innovator and the company of inventors that unlocked 5G. We’re ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in wireless ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#14), 2014 (#13), 2013 (#38), 2012 (#21), 2011 (#36), 2010 (#25), 2009 (#39)

Top CEOs: 2014 (#5), 2013 (#8)

Qualcomm – Why Work With Us?

This is the age where 5G and you come together to create the world’s next innovation breakthroughs.

Billions, maybe trillions of times a day…that’s how often people around the world touch something made better by Qualcomm. We are a global family of inventors, engineers, and scientists as well as dreamers and doers focused on a single goal – to invent breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates. With over 150 design wins, we are what homes, industries, businesses, and billions of people around the world experience every day — the power and potential of 5G.

And here’s your chance to be part of it.

Join the team that delivered the industry’s most advanced 5G technologies and products.

This is the Invention Age, and over 30 years of Qualcomm breakthroughs have helped lead to this moment. We’ve taken our know-how of 3G and 4G, and are transforming the world with 5G — and with it unprecedented mobile speeds, connectivity, and intelligence. Extending beyond smartphones, 5G technology is built to allow virtually everything and everyone to communicate and interact, including connected cars and industrial IoT, smart homes and smart cities, and networking and mobility. It’s a platform for innovation in ways we’ve yet to imagine.

Join a visionary team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in next-generation wireless technologies, artificial intelligence, advanced multimedia technologies, and more.

Invent with us.

We’re looking for inventive minds to help fuel what’s next in 5G.

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G, ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5G’s potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age — and this is where you come in.

Join us!


Robust employee programs

We offer robust programs and benefits that are uniquely supportive of Qualcomm employees, including flexible time off, family leave, education leave, leadership and career development programs, and more.

Comprehensive benefits

We offer medical, dental, prescription drug, employee assistance, and other benefit programs to enhance employee quality of life. Plus, our world-class retirement programs let you plan for your future with confidence.

Work/life balance

Qualcomm also provides generous time-off programs designed to encourage work/life balance, and support unique individual and family needs. Our benefit programs are second to none.

Employee Testimonials

"The best thing about working for Qualcomm Incorporated is the people. In my role as HR Business Partner, I have the opportunity to work with the best and brightest engineers and leaders in the industry daily. In addition, the company’s culture enables growth and development. I have been able to work on many different topics, in different parts of the world and with the most helpful and talented people, making many friends along the way."

Ruud Van De Wiel
HR Business Partner at Qualcomm

"As part of the video systems team at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, I work on computer vision algorithm development. Knowing my work contributes to uber cool and useful features for our smartphones motivates me to get out of bed every morning! It’s my first job and it’s only been one month but I already feel like I am part of the Qualcomm family. Everyone is super helpful, supportive and very smart! Add to it all the perks we are given, and it can’t get better! I am excited to learn and grow here!"

Snigdhaa Hasija
Computer Vision Engineer at Qualcomm


Qualcomm offices are worldwide. Qualcomm has employees in more than 30 countries around the globe.

  • Brazil
  • India
  • China
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
  • Indonesia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • United States

Qualcomm Reviews

  • "Good company under the right manager"

    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time


    Good technology to work on


    Title dilution and too many teams involved

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Qualcomm Interviews



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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


    Basic knowledge on C, Digital design questions, previous and current projects and how they were approached. Most of it was specific to the post. Multiple interviews with different team members and different domains.

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Qualcomm Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
  • Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2010
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For(#9), Fortune, 2010
  • Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2009
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